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Larynx anatomy. Artwork of a sectioned side view of the human larynx, also known as the voice box, showing the vocal cords (centre). This structure is located in the throat. At top is the hyoid bone (cream), with the epiglottis (blue flap, arrowed) pulled back in front of it. Beneath the vocal cords are the thyroid cartilages (pink) and the start of the trachea (windpipe) that leads to the lungs. The vocal cords are responsible for the production of sound, and when brought together they vibrate and emit sounds as air is expelled from the lungs.
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